What is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu?

Brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ) is a highly effective form of non-violent self-defence, increasingly implemented in school curriculums in many countries due to its success as a preventative tool against bullying.

BJJ Is premised on the ability of technique over size and power, which teaches control and submission rather than using kicks and punches.

This ensures someone is able to defend themselves without causing harm. Read up on the history of BJJ.

Is BJJ Right for me?

Yes! BJJ is beneficial for people from all walks of life. Read up on the Benefits of BJJ for Children and what to expect from your first class. 

Is it necessary to compete?

Competing in BJJ can be a great test of skill but may not be suitable for everyone. We encourage you to speak with our coaches about whether or not you’re ready to compete. Signed up for your first comp? Here’s how to prepare.

How does the grading system work?

From white through to black, belts are a symbol of one’s dedication to BJJ. Students are evaluated on not only their skills but their attendance, behaviour on the mats and their overall commitment to the sport. Adults and children (up to 16 years) have their own unique ranking systems. Read more about how the ranking system works.

How to enrol?

Ready to start your BJJ journey? We’re so excited to have you on board. If you have no prior jiu jitsu experience, we invite you to attend a complementary one on one session with one of our instructors for a complete introduction to BJJ. Please contact us to set up your appointment or book online. Already have some experience under your belt? drop in for a free trial to get a feel for our classes. Be sure to book in online or contact us prior to reserve your space.

After visiting, please see one of our staff at reception to discuss membership options and fill out the necessary paperwork.

What to wear?

Students are expected to wear the appropriate attire for training. The full gi (kimono) is required for all BJJ – Gi and Judo classes, a rash guard should be worn beneath the gi. For all other classes, loose t-shits, singlets, shorts with pockets/zips are not permitted.

We have a range of Clube De Lutas branded uniforms available at discounted rates. Should students wish to wear their preferred brand, we encourage them to patch their uniform with the CDL patched available at reception.

Is there a code of conduct?

Yes, at Clube De Lutas we ask that all our students follow our Dojo Etiquette to ensure the safety of all members.

Parents, please refer to our Parent’s Participation doc to understand the expectations of our younger students and their family members.